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Early Predictors Of High School Mathematics Achievements For Grade 9 Students In A Public High School

Volume 2 - Issue 6, June 2018 Edition
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Prima R. Arcallana, Jonathan O. Etcuban, Aahron M. Dinauanao, Philip Joel DR. Macugay
Early predictors, mathematics achievement, mathematics education, Philippines
Recognizing the sorts of mathematical content that are most prescient of students' long haul learning is fundamental for enhancing mathematical development for students in the developing countries. The study used a descriptive correlational method of research using a modified division-issued individual student profile questionnaire, a standardized mathematical attitudinal scale, and a secondary data from the High School Registrar were utilized to gather the data. The Grade 8 high school students of Apas National High School, Cebu City, Philippines were the respondents of the study. Frequency, simple percentage, weighted mean, Chi-square test of independence, and t-test were used to treat the gathered data. The findings revealed that there were significant relationships between age of the respondents and their grades in Grade-7 mathematics as well as their attitudes towards mathematics. It was concluded that students’ performance in mathematics in a public high school is influenced by their age, previous grades in math, and attitudes towards mathematics. The researchers recommend that the proposed action be implemented and monitored. Further, they suggest that another investigation is conducted to confirm its preliminary findings.
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